If you take a picture, a moment will last longer.
Well, if you were to take a picture of Vitor Belfort's physique circa Nov. 2013 and compared it side-by-side to a photo captured in 2015, you would be hard-pressed to find the same "Phenom."
Belfort's opponent at the UFC Fight Night 77 mixed martial arts (MMA) event inside Ibirapuera gymnasium this Saturday night (Nov. 7, 2015) in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Dan Henderson (31-13), seems to be in agreement, per MMAFighting.com's Guilherme Cruz.
"By the looks of it, yeah, obviously he was doing more than just TRT. He was abusing something. Obviously, we won't know for sure unless somebody comes out and says they know, but I have no idea. He's also tested positive for steroids in the past, and since he's tested for TRT and other things too. I think that if you look at the picture of both of us when we fought then, and a picture of both of us now, I mean, a picture says a lot. Obviously, he was doing a lot more than I was, my body hasn't changed at all. I was barely doing any TRT, and I wasn't abusing anything."
There has been much made of the former UFC titleholder's past use of testosterone, which has gotten him into trouble on numerous occasions.
After testing positive for steroids following an Oct. 2006 loss to his former PRIDE rival, Belfort also pissed hot in a random drug tested given out by Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) in Feb. 2014.
Before we knew it, a Sept. 2015 report uncovered a story detailing Belfort's elevated free testosterone numbers prior to an impromptu 205-pound title fight with then-champion Jon Jones at the UFC 152 pay-per-view (PPV) three years ago, for which the heavy-handed Brazilian recently issued a statement.
"Hendo" will still have no problem ending Belfort's night early in Sao Paulo, and has previously torn into Belfort (24-11), who is 0-1 since coming off the juice. Meanwhile, Henderson is still facing an uphill climb in UFC's official middleweight rankings and is 3-5 in his current ZUFFA stint.